Historical Events In July - 23
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR on this day in history.
1960 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls on this day in history.
1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open on July - 23.
1961 Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75 on this day in history.
1964 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage on July - 23.
1964 On this day in history jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
1965 On July - 23 beatles "Help" is released in the UK
1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on July - 23.
1966 On July - 23 napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
1966 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1967 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) on July - 23.
1967 On this day in history pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1967 Race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit on July - 23.
1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on this day in history.
1968 PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on this day in history.
1969 Deli Floyd, writer, dies on this day in history.
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France on this day in history.
1972 The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on this day in history.
1973 On July - 23 ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
1973 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82 on July - 23.
1974 On July - 23 greek military dictatorship collapses
1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on July - 23.
1976 Wings release "Let 'em In" on July - 23.
1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64 on July - 23.
1977 On this day in history washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges
1977 On July - 23 rené de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
1978 On July - 23 israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
1979 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops on July - 23.
1979 Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31 on July - 23.
1980 On this day in history billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
1980 On this day in history river of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter